UPDATE MAY 2019: Please note that while I still post here on a regular basis, I now have my own website, which features a blog, news items, writing in places beyond the blog, my library movie presentations, podcast appearances, and more. Please feel free to continue reading here, but I also hope you’ll join me at the new website. Thanks for reading!


Journeys in Darkness and Light explores my longest-running passion: movies. Although most of the movies I watch were made over 40 years ago, I also frequently see current films. Film noir is frequently my focus, but I love all films: drama, romance, science fiction, fantasy, westerns, international films, and lately (much to my surprise) even musicals. In many of these discussions, I explore the spiritual nature of movies through a Christian worldview. Let me say right up front that it is not my intention to “convert” anyone; that’s not my job. Yet I believe you can find many spiritual elements in all forms of artistic expression.

I also believe many creators are asking important questions through their works, seeking answers to questions that concern us all. Much of my decision to create such a blog is inspired by two books, Everyday Apocalypse by David Dark and Arts of Darkness: American Noir and the Quest for Redemption by Thomas S. Hibbs. Regardless of your religious, political or any other sort of worldview(s), I hope you find something of interest here.


Andy Wolverton has worked as a band director, a bookseller, a food demonstrator (which is not nearly as exciting as it sounds), and currently works as a librarian in the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Library system. Andy is a regular contributor to the print-only publication The Dark Pages: The Newsletter for Film Noir Lovers. You can find him on Twitter @awolverton77.


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